Integrating Content and Technology Using Web 2.0 Tools

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A presentation on integrating technology in the classroom using web apps, including a brief overview of what Web 2.0 is and how the Internet has changed or influenced the teaching/learning process.


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Integrating Content And Technology Using Web 2.0 Tools :

Integrating Content And Technology Using Web 2.0 Tools " Map of the World 2.0 " from By Jeff Liwag and Shauntel Cooley

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Courtesy of:

Wikipedia defines Web 2.0 thusly::

Wikipedia defines Web 2.0 thusly: “The term Web 2.0 is associated with web applications that facilitate participatory information sharing , interoperability , user-centered design , [1] and collaboration on the World Wide Web . A Web 2.0 site allows users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators ( prosumers ) of user-generated content in a virtual community , in contrast to websites where users ( consumers ) are limited to the passive viewing of content that was created for them. Examples of Web 2.0 include social networking sites , blogs , wikis , video sharing sites, hosted services , web applications , mashups and folksonomies .” ( n.d .). Retrieved from


SO WHAT? “participatory information-sharing” “collaboration” “user-centered” “user-generated”  ALL of which build on the so-called “21 st century skills.” -- see

The Teacher of the 21st Century:

The Teacher of the 21 st Century

Education in the 21st Century:

Education in the 21 st Century DOWNLOAD and embed Sir Ken Robinson’s “Changing Education Paradigms”

Learners in the 21st Century :

Learners in the 21 st Century DOWNLOAD and embed “A Vision of K-12 Students Today from

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From Columbia University:

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BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! These sites are mostly free, engaging, fun, kids love ‘ em Accessible anywhere! All you need is an internet-connected computer with a browser (not locked in to proprietary iDevice or software) Easy to integrate with TEKS – just a new paradigm

Wait, WHAT?:

Wait, WHAT? Oh, just a new “paradigm” Instead of doing paper-and-pencil activities, take ‘ em online! Use websites to do the same things you are doing, but…

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Your students will actually enjoy working (alone or with classmates). You can track participation, progress, and personal accountability. No more lost homework or projects!

Exhibits A and B:

Exhibits A and B

The Revised Technology Applications TEKS for K-8:

The Revised Technology Applications TEKS for K-8 Six strands: Creativity and Innovation Communication and Collaboration Research and Information Fluency Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision-Making Digital Citizenship Technology Operations and Concepts *(See Amy Mayer’s Prezi : )

Some popular Web 2.0 sites for instruction::

Some popular Web 2.0 sites for instruction:

Dropbox and Evernote:

Dropbox and Evernote



G ail:

G ail

Google Docs:

Google Docs There’s even an Android app! Not convinced yet? Check this out:

Google Maps, Earth, Moon, Mars… :

Google Maps, Earth, Moon, Mars…

Google Sites:

Google Sites

Let’s Play!:

Let’s Play!



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